Book Reviews: Fergus Barnaby Goes on Vacation & Goodnight Spaceman

Today, I have two amazing books to make read-along time a blast with your children.

These books were heart warming children’s stories for bedtime or anytime.

Fergus Barnaby

Goes on Vacation

About:

Family, friendship, sharing, vacations, and apartment living are just some of the things that are celebrated in this charming children’s book! Fergus Barnaby is so excited! Mom, Dad, and Fergus are about to go away on vacation for a few days of fun in the sun. But first…Dad tells him to pack everything he needs, and now Fergus has a problem. Fred has his bucket and shovel, Emily Rose has his swimming goggles, and Teddy has his kite. Fergus lives on the first floor, but his friends—and the toys he let them borrow—are all upstairs. So many stairs, so little time! Will Fergus and Daddy remember to pack everything they need to bring? (Hint: this story ends with a surprise and a big laugh!) Lots of bold illustrations and an enchanting story about friendship and life in the city will make Fergus Barnaby one of your child’s favorites. (Ages 2–5)

About The Author:
David Barrow
 has an MA in Children’s Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University. He won the prestigious Sebastian Walker Award for most promising new illustrator in his final year at Cambridge. He lives in Northampton, England.

In Emilee’s opinion:

This was a fun book to read to my children. The book is tall and the illustrations were adorable. It reminded me a tiny bit of There was an old lady who swallowed a fly. But, it was creative and original and there was a twist at the end. I tried to guess but I got it wrong. The twist did make me laugh so you may be the only one who laughs as you read till the end of the book. Fantastic book!

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services for free in the hope that I would mention them on my blog and offer an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Goodnight Spaceman

About:

Goodnight Series – All books in this series 

The perfect way to say goodnight to your little star gazers!

It’s time for bed, come on inside.
We’ll keep the curtains opened wide
And watch the starlight sparkling bright.
Let’s make a wish and say goodnight.

Goodnight shuttle,
Goodnight base,
Goodnight deepest, darkest space.
Zooming through the Milky Way…
Goodnight spaceman, far away.

Blast off to dreamland with this charming book that’s destined to be your child’s favorite. Rocket across the stars and through the universe with these joyful illustrations and fun rhymes. It’s the perfect book for parents and toddlers to read together at bedtime, nap time, or any time at all. (Ages 1-4)

About The Author: 
Michelle Robinson
 has always wanted to be an author like her hero Roald Dahl, but all they had in common was the same birthday and a love of chocolate. Now at last, Michelle is a real author too. She lives in Frome, Somerset, with her husband, son and daughter. Visit her at www.michellerobinson.co.uk.

About The Illustrator: 
Nick East
 has been working as a museum designer for the past 16 years but has always been a storyteller, whether as a child, filling sketchbooks with quirky characters, or as a designer displaying a collection of ancient artifacts. Nick lives near York with his wife and two children and, when he isn’t drawing, he is out riding bikes and spending time with his family.

Introduction by: 
Dr. Catherine “Cady” Coleman
 has logged more than 4,330 hours in space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia and the International Space Station.

In Emilee’s opinion:

I have all of the book in the Goodnight series because I love them all so much. Goodnight Spaceman might be my favorite. I felt like I was in space when I was reading it to my kids. The illustrations are always well done which made it exciting to turn each page. It really was the perfect bedtime story. I love books so this will be a favorite for a long time. I definitely recommend this book and all of the other Goodnight books that Michelle Robinson wrote. Fantastic!

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services for free in the hope that I would mention them on my blog and offer an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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